Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 35: Week 2 GHSA Storylines (11/29/17)

November 30, 2017

The weekly state rankings podcast is back. With 2+ weeks of basketball already in the books, it's time to catch up with all the movers and shakers in the rankings.

  • New No. 1's take over in Class 5A and 2A (1:34)
  • Class 6A has seen its Top 3 struggle against sturdy competition (7:57)
  • Will Greenforest turn it around in Class A-Private? (11:21)
  • Is Morgan County distancing themselves in Class 3A? (14:27)
  • [G] Lovejoy takes over the top spot in Class 6A but don't sleep on No. 3 Winder-Barrow (15:33)
  • [G] Is four-time defending state champion McEachern still to be feared? (18:27)
  • Tuesday recaps (20:53)
    • Woodville-Tompkins sweeps Treutlen (21:11)
  • Peach State Stops of the Week (24:33)



Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 34: Bartow Sports Zone season preview (11/17/17)

November 17, 2017

Kyle Sandy joined Bartow Sports Zone to preview the 2017/18 GHSA high school basketball season. Bartow Sports Zone is a weekly, sports-talk radio show hosted by Charles Wilson airing Fridays 7-9am on WBHF-Cartersville (100.3FM/AM1450). The show features local coaches and sports personalities. The complete episode of Friday's podcast can be located on Podomatic. Visit Bartow Sports Zone online for the latest episodes and all things Bartow County sports.


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 33: Preseason Scrimmage Results (11/10/17)

November 10, 2017

Thursday night provided us with some interesting preseason scrimmage results, with a handful of teams challenging themselves before the regular season opens this Saturday. Multiple Top 10 teams locked horns to see where they measure up heading into the season including 7A No. 4 Grayson at A-Private No. 1 St. Francis, 5A No. 4 Miller Grove at 7A No. 3 Wheeler, A-Private No. 3 ELCA at 7A No. 7 Newton and many more.


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 32: Kennesaw State season preview (11/6/17)

November 6, 2017

KSUOwlHowl.com's Jon Finer (@KSUOwlHowl) joins Kyle Sandy for an honest assessment of both the Kennesaw State Men's & Women's Basketball programs after watching their exhibition double-header on Sunday. Finer and Sandy give their takeaways from WBB's 68-40 victory over Thomas University (1:03) and MBB's 96-76 win against West Georgia (15:01).


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 31: Preseason State Rankings Preview (11/1/17)

November 1, 2017

With the first games of the GHSA season just 10 days away, it's time to discuss the 2017-18 Preseason State Rankings. Favorites, Sleepers at the bottom of the rankings and the biggest omissions are all debated.

Class A (3:08)
Class AA (10:23)
Class AAA (15:35)
Class AAAA (20:34)
Class AAAAA (27:45)
Class AAAAAA (31:10)
Class AAAAAAA (35:58)


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 30: HoopSeen Fall Preview soundbites (10/28)

October 28, 2017

HoopSeen hosted their annual Fall Preview on 10/21. Kyle Sandy was able to catch up with Zyrice Scott; Upson Lee (0:56), TJ Boykin; Maynard Jackson (4:03), Cam Armstrong; South Paulding (7:15), Jalyn McCreary; Kennesaw Mountain (11:21), Eric Coleman Jr.; King's Ridge Christian (18:06); Ahmir Langlais; Parkview (22:33); TJ Stargell; Miller Grove (29:25); & Mason Bierster; Horizon Christian Academy (33:10).


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 29: Jamie Brooks (Andrew College HC) & Ander Galfsky (Campbell DBO)

October 4, 2017

The voice recorder app on PC threw us a curveball during Coach Jamie Brooks' interview but cleared up in time for Coach Ander Galfsky; bear with us!
Jamie Brooks, Head Coach of Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA, opens the episode discussing what it's like to build a Junior College program from scratch as the Fightin' Tigers head into Year 1 after over a decade long hiatus of Men's Basketball. Campbell University Director of Basketball Operations Ander Galfsky stops by at the 25:54 mark to talk about his coaching path and what it means to be a DBO at the Division I level.


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 28: C.T.B.C. Elite Camp analysis (9/27/17)

September 28, 2017

Rameen Forghani took to the Riverside Epicenter in Austell on 9/24 to check out Torrey Bates' Created To Be a Champion Elite Camp. Rameen shares his top performers from 4-on-4 & 5-on-5 play.


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 27: State Championships moved back to Macon + Cabral Huff’s MCAofGA Coaches Clinic (9/21/17)

September 22, 2017

Huge news broke on September 21st that the GHSA will be moving four of their eight basketball state championships back to the Macon Centreplex. The Centreplex last hosted the title games in 2015-16 when misplaced baskets and other snafus caused a national uproar. Kyle Sandy and Rameen Forghani weigh in on the new split between Macon and Georgia Tech. At the 17:52 mark, Duluth head coach Cabral Huff joins to discuss this Saturday's 2017 MCAofGA Preseason Tip-Off Basketball Coaches Clinic & Roundtable along with quick thoughts on the move back to Macon and a preview of the Wildcats' inaugural Big South Shootout tournament January 1-2, 2018.


Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 26: Will Avery’s Fall 48 Invite player evaluations (9/13/17)

September 14, 2017

The NFL officially kicked off this Sunday but instead Kyle Sandy was in Grovetown to check out some of the CSRA's top players at Will Avery's Fall 48 Invite camp. Each team had a handful of players evaluated with UCLA (3:05-8:40), Georiga (8:44-13:47), Georgetown (13:50-19:11), Duke (19:13-23:14), Oregon (23:16-26:10) & Kentucky (26:11-31:54) all discussed.